The interesting thing about this isn’t the sexism

A nuclear power plant in the Czech Republic was pelted with criticism for holding a bikini beauty contest to win an internship.
Women stripped down to their swimwear to pose up for photographs in the plant’s cooling tower and Facebook users were asked to vote for their favourite.
Activists and critics reacted furiously to the the competition at CEZ Temelín plant, calling it an ‘ignorant and stupid’ move.

How you look in a swimsuit does not determine how good you’re going to be in a nuclear power plant, obviously. No, not even what if.

No, the interesting thing is what it does to a society when those are 10 rather standard and average examples of the local womanhood. Wandering down the street here on a summer’s day is rather enjoyable, for example.

17 comments on “The interesting thing about this isn’t the sexism

  1. I’ve always assumed that Eastern European women are more attractive on average because the Nazis spared the more attractive ones.

  2. The local explanation is hybrid vigour. So many damn armies and tribes have wandered through over the centuries that…..

  3. There was a small Russian bank that produced a risque calendar of it’s female employees showing off their undies with cheeky expressions etc. Not just the secretaries but some senior officers too got involved too. Bank was subsequently taken over by bemused western bank.

  4. I guess the complaint is that this is supposed to be sexist against women? Was there a men’s category?

  5. But it’s not going to be average, is it? It’s going to be a self-selecting group. The fatties aren’t going to enter the contest.

    On the other hand, British women are a total mess. Drive everywhere, don’t do exercise, drink lots of lattes and wine, eat cakes, sit on their phones and watch junk TV. And then, they buy crap clothes.

  6. I can’t tell you how much this has cheered me up.

    1. Hugivsadam attitude leading to:
    2. ‘Activist’ ‘outrage’, and
    3. Pictures of toothsome wenches.

  7. BiSw, they even sit on their phones in the gym. £80 a month at my local gym, to sit there texting and posing for selfies.

  8. Are they saying only women can be interns?

    One of my clients made his first fortune in the early days of paging. He reckoned they only employed good looking women with big tits and nice legs in the all centre.

  9. @bif
    They’re not Poles, they’re Czech. I’d be happy to volunteer to paint them any colour they wish. (And as for licking . . .)

  10. Timmy,

    The local explanation is hybrid vigour. So many damn armies and tribes have wandered through over the centuries that…..

    That would explain vigorous local men; but as any study of mitochondrial DNA (maternal line only) will tell you, women don’t move around nearly as much as men.

    jamesg,

    I’ve always assumed that Eastern European women are more attractive on average because the Nazis spared the more attractive ones.

    The Nazis stopped in 1945; but Sweden had a compulsory sterilisation programme right up until 1975. Plenty of other countries did similar things.

  11. My experience in the then Czech Republic was that Prague was full of babes, but the villages of bucolic Moravia, not so much.

  12. It was remarked long ago that if Miss World were a team event then Israel would win every time; team selection would comprise a stroll down Dizengoff Street picking women at random.
    Genetic mixing again, migrants produce hybrid vigour.

  13. What we see is that each of the candidates was willing to pose in a swimsuit (and each looked good in one) and that *third parties* complained about this, but *not* about the absence of male candidates for the internship. It’s actually quite comparable to third parties complaining about my having to take exams in Latin in order to study Maths – but not about my having to take a third English exam in order to study Maths when Arts side students could have got away with one of the two I had already passed.

  14. Well those Czech girls are all toothsome by the standards of their British equivalents – in twenty years of engineering I can think of only two female engineers who wouldn’t deserve the sobriquet “Swamp Donkey” – I suppose, if it was up to me, I’d follow my old mans advice and hire the one with the biggest tits!

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